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1st-Mar-2011 12:01 am - Threshold's impending ZOMBIE crisis
I just watched all 13 episodes of CBS's Threshold.

Towards the end, one of the alien hybrids said that this was not an invasion, this was the aliens trying to save the humans from some upcoming radiation event, and that more and more infectee think of themselves as Improved.

Well, they are stronger and healthier, but with their metabolism, they also eat A LOT.

How much of humanity can convert before we run out of food?

Now, considering that this infection is sexually transmittable, and that those infected are driven by a desire to infect...if we sail out to the darker depths of the Sliding Scale we could get something out of the Crossed, gangs of violent infectee who rapes to spread the infection and might start resorting to cannibalism when there is more of them then there is protein to supply them.

Srsly though, if the Crossed doesn't happen, Running Out Of Food should be a serious concern for humanity, and the alien hybrids. Right now, parents who use formulas in Hong Kong have to deal with skyrocketing prices, or even No Supply at all, because runners from Mainland have cleaned out the stores (due to the melamine scare). That, on a larger scale, as the number of infectee increase, I think the price of foods high in protein will increase, and then gradually becomes scarce...even if they don't run out at the source, they are going to start being consumed at the market faster than they can be reshelved.

IRL, I know we've had disaster after disaster, but I remember being so relived when Food Security was finally raised back in 2009...but now it seem to be dropped again, by the administration, and the public*, but well, I suppose we'll pay attention again when the chocolate runs out!

*public: just as I think a significant amount of alien invasion flicks (separate from alien encounter flicks like Star Trek and E.T.) is a manifestation of xenophobia, I think the wave of zombie flicks a while back was everyone worrying about famine and chaos, Donner Party on a large scale.

ETA: ...and speaking of sexually transmittable, okay, I ship Sean/Molly like the fucking Enterprise, their sexual tension is awesome, and I think I remember Sean /looking/ at Molly from the beginning, BUT, how much of that have been affected by the signal?

People who have been affected by the signal are connected.

Plus, Alien Babies are special (thus explaining why Sean is drawn to Molly a lot, but Lucas relatively less?)

Even minus sinister alien ploy, within their attraction to each other, if partial infectees like Sean and Molly have a baby together, will that baby be human?

ETA2: Also, Considering that really early on, they found out that the pilot wasn't infected because he was wearing headphones (♪ and I totally saw that coming! ♫)....WHY aren't the red team equipped with headphones? And on the subject of communication tech, you guys you guys, if you are going into remote areas, you should frequently frequently check if your cellphone still has signal!
Title: Til My Bones Are Dry
Author: Purpleyin
Rating: K+

Summary: For dreams_power as part of the Threshold Ficathon 2010 using prompt “The secret breaks out”
Spoilers: All of Season 1
A/N: Kindly betaread by sapphs and Sheera

Read it on livejournal, dreamwidth or ao3.
26th-Feb-2010 05:26 pm - Threshold Ficathon Masterlist
ladiesbigbang: queen latifah.
Below are all the fics [with one forthcoming] produced for the ficathon. Please go forth, read, feedback (especially because we're a small fandom, it's unlikely too many people from our flists will be reading, so I really encourage you to feedback your fellow ficathon participants).

The [ Threshold Fandom Masterlist ] has been updated and should reflect all new content.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated! ♥ I'd say for a small fandom we produced a pretty awesome turnout, so give yourselves a pat on the back.

Writer Recipient Fic Crossover With
havocthecat trascendenza Foothold. 600w // G // Molly, Ensemble. Stargate: Atlantis & SG-1.
havocthecat trascendenza Evolution. 100w // G // Rachel/Lucas. -
trascendenza havocthecat Five People Who Joined the Team. 950w // G // Molly, Victoria, Rachel, Daphne. Stargate: Atlantis & Heroes.
lastwordslinger tinheart They Just Crack. PG // 1,215w // Nigel, Molly. -
tinheart lastwordslinger Stitch in Time. PG // 1,695w // Nigel/Beverly. Star Trek: The Next Generation.
dreams_power missyvortexdv Hopes and Promises. G // 600w // Rachel/Lucas. -
missyvortexdv dreams_power Til My Bones Are Dry. K+ // 1,150w // Molly, Arthur. -
26th-Feb-2010 01:50 am - Fic: Stitch in Time
Tin Heart
Title: Stitch in Time
Author: tinheart
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairing: Nigel/Beverly
Disclaimer: CBS, you can sue me if you give me a second season!
Word Count: 1,695
Recipient: lastwordslinger
Summary: They had to stop meeting like this. (Set in what I've come to call The Paradox-a-Day universe.)
Prompt: Fenway/Dr. Crusher (Threshold/TNG crossover): Bedside manner.
Author's Note: It's still the 25th somewhere in the world! Sorry this is so late. Hope you don't mind, it's a sort of sequel to the stories you and Sheera write...

I'm starting to worry about the Space-Time continuum.Collapse )
25th-Feb-2010 08:56 pm - Ficathon
ladiesbigbang: queen latifah.
There will be a roundup of all the fics posted tomorrow -- some of us posted in various places, and I'm assuming some of you are taking advantage of the remaining hours of Feb. 25th to polish up before posting, which is fine :) If anyone's not going to be able to post, though, please do let me know now!
25th-Feb-2010 05:12 pm - "They Just Crack" - Fan Fic - Nigel
Title: They Just Crack
Author: lastwordslinger
Rating: PG
Characters: Nigel, Molly
Disclaimer: None of this is mine! Therefore, do not sue.
Word Count: 1,215
Recipient: tinheart
Summary: Nigel is forced to do a little introspection.
Prompt: Nigel - What he still believes in
Author's Note: I hope this was somewhere close to what you wanted! I have to admit, I had fun delving into Nigel's mind. Enjoy! :D

His requested provisions had included a bag of baby carrots...
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Title: Foothold
Author: havocthecat
Fandoms: Threshold/Stargate: Atlantis/Stargate: SG-1
Characters: Molly Caffrey, Janet Fraiser, Carolyn Lam, Vala Mal Doran, Elizabeth Weir
Word Count: 600
Recipient: trascendenza
Summary: They need to expand both programs' parameters.
Prompt: Molly, Threshold/Stargate Universe. Basically anything featuring Molly and awesome Stargate ladies would be ace; femmeslash, het or gen all fine. Any of the other ladies from Threshold would be cool, too, like Daphne, Rachel, Rossi or Andrea.

Title: Evolution
Author: havocthecat
Fandoms: Threshold
Character: Rachel
Pairing: Lucas/Rachel
Word Count: 100
Recipient: trascendenza
Summary: If anything, the most apt description of Rachel is 'resilient.'
Prompt: Rachel, any (possible ideas: how she joins the project, her faith, her family).
fifth element: plavalaguna: sing it
Threshold Ficathon assignments have been sent out; please let me know if you did not receive yours.

If you have any questions, you can always contact me at diminutive_giant[at]yahoo[dot]com.

Thanks to everyone who signed up!
24th-Jan-2010 03:39 pm - Threshold Ficathon: Sign-up post
fifth element: plavalaguna: sing it

[ Threshold Ficathon: Sign-ups ]

Here is the schedule for the ficathon:

January 24 to January 31: Sign-ups open
January 31: Assignments sent out
February 25: Stories due

[ How does it work? ]

+ This is a matching-based ficathon, which means you will be assigned someone to write for and someone will be assigned to write for you. (IE: You will write a fic and receive a fic.)

+ Stories will be due February 25th. You can post them directly to this community, to your personal journal, your website, etc. I will make an index of all stories at the end. You don't have to have a LJ to participate, but you do need to be able to post your fic somewhere online.

+ The stories will need to be a minimum of 100 words. (I made an executive decision to lower it from the previous word count in case anyone has an easier time writing shorter fic.) No maximum.

[ Sign-up form ]

Comment to this post, filling this out:

<b>Pinch hit?</b>
<b>Your three prompts:</b>

For example:

<b>Username:</b> trascendenza
<b>E-mail:</b> diminutive_giant[at]yahoo[dot]com
<b>Pinch hit?</b> Yes.
<b>Your three prompts:</b>

1. Molly. Some backstory would be great, for example her relationship with her mom or Andrea.
2. Molly and Julian, gen or shippy as you please. Pretty much anything would make me happy, please not too dark, though.
3. Molly and Daphne, "welcome to the team."

Any questions, feel free to ask. Comments will be screened after sign-ups close.
24th-Jan-2010 03:25 pm - Discussion Post: Episodes 13
fifth element: plavalaguna: sing it

Today, we'll be watching the following episode:

13: Alienville.

Molly and Cavennaugh go to a town called Allenville in search of a doctor who they think is infected and find more than they were looking for. Meanwhile, the situation at Threshold becomes heated with the pregnancy of the infected woman coming to an end.

Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments (and comment as many times as you'd like), or you can link to a review/picspam/whatever related to this episode at your journal.

Thanks to everyone who's watched along! Hope you all had fun.
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